Category Archives: Theological


They only asked us to be mindful of the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. — Galatians 2:10 At points like this I can barely recognize Paul. When he says “Who will free me from this body of sin?” I say “Amen! Amen!”, but here, in passages like this, I do not know what he is talking Read More

A Better Word

“Step light and holy. Your fellow worker’s souls are at stake. ” So wrote a friend when I told how little I enjoyed my new boss. I did not know what he meant, or what connection his words might have to my plight. Some time later I thought of Shylock: “Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, Read More

Drink no wine

In Jeremiah chapter 35, Jeremiah invites the Rechabites into the temple and invites them to drink wine. It was probably a fair amount of social pressure, being in the temple and being invited to drink wine by the prophet, but they turned him down, citing a duty placed upon them by their ancestor. It is pretty clear that God had Read More


Beloved Son Which one of you, if his son begs for bread, will give to him a stone? Or if for fish, will give him then a serpent? “Bless me—me also, O my father!” he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry. But he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears; Read More